Donate Food

Help us meet the needs of hungry Arkansans by donating food and raising funds in support of our mission!

Hold a Food and Fund Drive

Hosting a Food Drive is a great way to partner with Arkansas Foodbank to help provide food to those who need help feeding their families. We give you the tools to make it easy!

  • All food drives MUST have scheduled appointment times to pick up supplies and drop off donated items.  You will make your appointment times when registering your food drive.
  • Once you have registered your food drive, you will receive an email receipt with links to set up your customized fundraising page and links to resource tools to use for your drive.

Summer Cereal Drive this June!

Since 2000, teams across central and south Arkansas have competed to provide the most cereal to our neighbors facing hardships — particularly children — during summer months. While many of us look forward to summer, 1 in 5 children in our state face increased levels of food insecurity as schools close classrooms and kitchens during summer break.
This June, join us with your team to help collect cereal boxes and funds that will help us support children this summer!

Bulk & Retail Donations

Large-scale food donations from the manufacturing, warehouse, agriculture, and food service industry are critical to our mission. Find out how you can become a partner.

Bulk and Retail Donations FAQs

Companies of all sizes can make a difference. Arkansas Foodbank works closely with:

  • National food and grocery manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Shippers
  • Packers and growers

Food Banks are the leaders in rescuing food surplus and providing it to member pantries and meal programs across the country. Donate your surplus food to the Arkansas Foodbank through the MealConnect app. It is quick, easy, and safe. Once you post your donation, we’ll connect you with a local member pantry or feeding program who will arrange a pickup.

Get started with donating food through MealConnect 

Want to arrange a different type of food or grocery donation? Food Sourcing Team 

In addition to helping end hunger in our state, companies that donate products to Arkansas Foodbank may be eligible for several tax deductions. In addition, donating food and grocery products can help companies manage inventory and reduce warehouse and disposal costs.

Food and grocery donors are also protected by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

Arkansas Foodbank’s member pantries can accept a variety of excess food and grocery donations including, but not limited to:

  • Discontinued products
  • Recalled items
  • Imperfect or underweight packaging
  • Quality control
  • Food approaching expiration

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